Calls to make Four Masters Park public

by Rachel Cunningham
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A call was made to Dublin City Council and the Sisters of Mercy to open the Four Masters Park, on the corner of Berkeley Road and Eccles Street, to the public, writes Rachel Cunningham.

Garrett Greene, Workers’ Party representative for Cabra-Glasnevin, said: “The Four Masters Park is maintained by Dublin City Council at a cost to the taxpayer, yet the Sisters of Mercy, who own it, refuse to open it to the public despite repeated calls from the local community to do so.

“This park is located in a densely populated area with overcrowded housing and a chronic lack of green space. At a time when residents are more reliant than ever on outdoor amenities, it is completely unacceptable that one of the few green spaces in the area should be permanently closed to the public.”

Mr Green stated that the party has written to both Dublin City Council and the Sisters of Mercy asking them to arrange for the park to be opened to the public.

“If the Sisters of Mercy are unwilling to open the park, we are calling on Dublin City Council to use their power of compulsory purchase to take the park into public ownership and to open it up to the public and the local community”, he concluded. 

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